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Walter Henry SERLE

Regimental number3441
Place of birthEast Melbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHarrow, Glenferrie Road, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinFather, W H Serle, Glenferrie Road, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. On 29th September near BELLICOURT he showed the greatest bravery and determination when his platoon was attacked by enemy bombing parties. It was due largely to his personal efforts that all the attacks were repulsed. Until wounded, his utter disregard of personal safety and boldness in dealing with the attacks were the means of saving the situation and were an inspiring example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Date of death1 July 1954
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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